Kildare’s GAA weekend began in style last night, when the Under 20 footballers beat Carlow by 4-18 to 0-8 in the Leinster Quarter final.
Kildare were always in control and lead by 8 points to 3 at half time.
They added four 2nd half goals from Paddy Woodgate, Niall Murphy, Aaron Masterson and Shane Sullivan to clinch a place in the semi final away to Dublin next weekend.
Kildare’s senior and minor hurlers and senior footballers are in championship action today.
The senior hurlers play London in the Christy Ring Cup final in Croke Park at 2pm.
On their way to tomorrow’s final, Kildare have beaten Mayo, Roscommon, Wicklow and Derry.
The minor hurlers have a Leinster Shield semi final against Meath in Ashbourne; that game at 11am.
Full commentary from 1.30pm
This evening, at 7pm, the senior footballers play Longford in a Round 2 Qualifier in Pearse Park
Kildare found their form in the Round 1 qualifier as they put 2-22 on the scoreboard through 12 different scorers to beat Derry by 8 points.
Longford beat Meath in the Leinster quarter final, before losing to Dublin in the Leinster semi final. .
The Kildare team has been named:
In Goal, Mark Donnellan, Maynooth,
Full Backs: Peter Kelly, Two Mile House, David Hyland, Athy; Mick O’Grady, Celbridge
Half Backs: James Murray, Moorefield; Eoin Doyle (captain) Naas; Kevin Flynn, Celbridge
Centre Field: Kevin Feely Athy and Tommy Moolick Leixlip
Half Forwards: Fergal Conway, Celbridge, Paul Cribbin, Johnstownbridge; Keith Cribbin, Johnstownbridge
Full Forwards: Neil Flynn, Maynooth; Daniel Flynn, Johnstownbridge; Niall Kelly, Athy.
***Kfm will have full commentary of both games today on a Sportsbeat Special from 1.30pm to 9pm in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has made one change to his team for this evening’s Munster football final against Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Brian O Beaglaoich comes in at corner back.
Kerry are going for their sixth successive provincial title.
Ireland can win a first test series against Australia since 1979, when they play the Wallabies in the deciding test in Sydney
The game kicks off at 11am Irish time.
Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin, Jack Conan, Bundee Aki and Jacob Stockdale all come in to the side.
At the World Cup today: Belgium play Tunisia at 1pm; South Korea play Mexico at 4 o’clock and Germany play Sweden at 7pm
At the Travellers Championship in Connecticut, Rory McIlroy had a one under par second round of 69 to go7 under, three strokes off the leaders Brian Harmon and Matt Jones
Today’s racing is in Downroyal from 1.55 and in Gowran Park from 2.15
Reminder that Sportsbeat will begin at the earlier time of 1.30 today for commentary of the Christy Ring Cup final at 2pm.
It will continuel til 9pm this evening, featuring commentary of the Kildare/Longford Qualifier from 7pm: both games in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.